The Wipers' 'Rarities' Comp Gets First Official Vinyl Release

The Wipers' 'Rarities' Comp Gets First Official Vinyl Release
The catalogue of Portland post-punk heroes the Wipers has seen its fair share of re-releases over the years, but up next is the first-ever official pressing of their rarities collection. After surfacing in the '90s as a bootleg CD, Bang! will bring Wipers Rarities to vinyl on May 27.

Described in a press release as a necessary release from a group that "put down the roots of '80s and '90s noise and underground rock," the double LP includes the band's 1978 debut single, "Better Off Dead," as well as a clutch of B-sides, compilation tracks, acoustic demos and live performances. It's a wide-ranging collection of material, spanning from the late '70s to the early '90s.

Sprucing things up for the official release, the tracks have been remastered and will come housed in a gatefold sleeve with liner notes. You'll find the tracklisting info below.

Greg Sage founded the Wipers in 1977, with the band's classic, melodically-charged punk LPs including 1979's Is This Real?, 1981's Youth of America and 1983's massive Over the Edge.

While not a mainstream success by any means, the group are highly influential, having been cited by Nirvana's Kurt Cobain, the Melvins, Dinosaur Jr. and Hot Snakes, among countless others. The band went through a few phases before ultimately hanging it up in 1999.

Wipers Rarities:

1. Better Off Dead
2. Up In Flames
3. Does It Hurt
4. Same Old Thing
5. My Vengeance
6. The Story
7. Nothing To Prove
8. No Solution
9. What Became Of Us
10. Straight Ahead
11. Land Of The Lost
12. Goodbye Again
13. Time Marches On
14. Blue & Red
15. Chill Remains
16. Seems So Clear
17. Time Marches On
18. Goodbye Again
19. Good Thing